Human Smuggling Aircraft

Texas DPS Busts Human Smuggling Attempt at Border-City Airport

Texas Department of Public Safety officials interdicted an aviation-based human smuggling attempt at an airport in the border city of McAllen. The DPS special agent found 19 migrants onboard after his pilot ordered air traffic controllers to ground the aircraft.

Texas DPS officials interdicted a human smuggling incident where 19 migrants were loaded on an aircraft bound for Houston. (Texas Department of Public Safety)